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ˈtɛm pərd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tempered, treated, hardened, toughened(adj)

    made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment

    "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass"

    tough, toughened, set, hardened, inured, treated, case-hardened, enured, hard-boiled

    brittle, unmoderated, untempered, unhardened, unannealed

  2. tempered(adj)

    adjusted or attuned by adding a counterbalancing element

    "criticism tempered with kindly sympathy"

    toughened, hardened, treated

    unannealed, unhardened, untempered, unmoderated, brittle


  1. tempered(adjective)


  2. tempered(adjective)

    The Pyncheon Elm, throughout its great circumference, was all alive, and full of the morning sun and a sweet-tempered little breeze, which lingered within this verdant sphere, and set a thousand leafy tongues a-whispering all at once. This aged tree appeared to have suffered nothing from the gale. — Nathaniel Hawthorne, The House of the Seven Gables, Chapter 19.


  3. tempered(adjective)

    1851 Not forged! and snatching Perth's levelled iron from the crotch, Ahab held it out, exclaiming -- Look ye, Nantucketer; here in this hand I hold his death! Tempered in blood, and tempered by lightning are these barbs; and I swear to temper them triply in that hot place behind the fin, where the white whale most feels his accursed life! — Herman Melville, Moby Dick.


  4. tempered(adjective)

    1792 The downcast eye, the rosy blush, the retiring grace, are all proper in their season; but modesty, being the child of reason, cannot long exist with the sensibility that is not tempered by reflection — Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.


  5. tempered(adjective)


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  1. List of paraphrases for "tempered":

    mitigated, attenuated, dimmed, tarnished, marred, moderated

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How to use tempered in a sentence?

  1. David Clohessy:

    Those who fear women deacons, or favor them, should remember how slowly Francis moves, any fear or hope that action might be taken soon should be tempered with that reality.

  2. James Clapper:

    Well some of it, to be honest, is misinformed or uninformed, i have to believe though that whoever is elected president, which has to be a very, very sobering realization, that some of that rhetoric would be tempered.

  3. Michael Wood:

    Only on rare occasions does celebration come so closely aligned with regret, the regret of what we left out was tempered by the enormous excitement we have in presenting the six books on the shortlist.

  4. Jawaharlal Nehru:

    A theory must be tempered with reality.

  5. Mark Linden:

    For parents of children who are born premature or with other medical complications, the joy of a new baby is tempered with worry, the medicalized environment in which the baby is placed in the days and weeks following delivery is unfamiliar and at times frightening for parents.

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    • C. belittle
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